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Recent MOT Mechanic Reviews in Cumbria

14 Reviews

Garage in Cumbria, 23 years of experience

Our experienced team can fix problems with all makes and models of vehicle including MOT testing for class 4 and class 7 vehicles, diagnostic tests, servicing, brake inspections and general vehicle repairs. ...

CHRISTOPHER, Lancashire 23rd March 2022

Smart forfour • MOT with collection & delivery

170 Reviews

Garage in Cumbria, 16 years of experience

JM Motor Services Ltd was formed in July 2016. The business operates as a mobile mechanic business serving Lancaster and a 50 -mile radius working with all makes/models and repairs. You can trust in us to g...

73 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 10 years of experience

B.A.R MOT & Test Centre is run by Bel and Russell who have a team of 2 other fully qualified mechanics, Ryan and Lez. The business will pick-up and drop off your car with you in order to complete the work as...

CLAIRE, MORECAMBE 2nd January 2022

Vauxhall Zafira • MOT with collection & delivery

83 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 21 years of experience

21 years main dealership experience, covering Ford, Vauxhall, Skoda, Peugeot , Citroen and Renault. Working from apprentice technician, through to Workshop controller, to group aftersales manager.

14 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 15 years of experience

Domestic and Import Service and Repair - oil changes, computer scans and diagnostics, alignments, brakes, suspension. Working on all makes and models with over 15 years experience.

23 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 12 years of experience

I began my career at Bates Car & Commercial in Padiham & completed my train to gain scheme which is the equivalent of NVQ Level 3 & I spent around 10 years in the business before moving on. My next move was...

95 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 10 years of experience

10 years experience as a mechanic, competent in all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair. STAR MOTORS cater for all makes/models & repairs but specialises in fast-fit work like Servicing, diagnostics...

104 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 15 years of experience

I began my career with Whitegate Motors in Padiham where I completed my apprenticeship. Whitegate has been a large part of my life for 12 years before setting-up my own mobile mechanic business in 2018 tradi...

18 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 35 years of experience

I have been in the trade for 30 years and have worked for myself for that time and built up my knowledge doing all types of repairs on all makes/models, as a business however we are not keen on injectors/fu...

STEVE, Washington 10th June 2016

Vauxhall/Opel Insignia • MOT with collection & delivery

53 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 40 years of experience

Based in Blackburn near Ewood Park we offer full garage facilities in addition to providing free collection/delivery for customers. We operate a 2 ramp workshop. All of our mechanics within the workshop have...

THOMAS, Preston 12th November 2017

Citroen Xsara Picasso • MOT with collection & delivery

131 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Cumbria, 16 years of experience

I did my apprenticeship with VW and stayed there for about 9 years. I moved on and went to BMW for a couple years before I decided I wanted to work for myself. I have been running my own mobile mechanic busi...

ELIZABETH, Blackburn 11th January 2018

Ford Focus • MOT with collection & delivery

211 Reviews

Garage serving Cumbria, 25 years of experience

I have 25+ years of overall work experience in the car repair industry. I began with my apprenticeship in 87-88 and did a great deal of painting/mechanical work on cars. I learned a great deal about the indu...

LESLEY, Burnley 20th November 2017

Vauxhall/Opel Astra-H • MOT with collection & delivery

16 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Cumbria, 18 years of experience

I did my apprenticeship at Reg Vardys where I learned the trade and worked for 8 years. I later moved to another branch of Reg Vardys and worked as a fully qualified mechanic there for 3 years. I later moved...

13 Reviews

Garage in Grange Villa, 10 years of experience

Our mechanic has vast experience working in multiple franchised dealerships including Fiat and Renault. The past several years working in independent garages on vast makes and models.

176 Reviews

Garage in Birtley, 15 years of experience

I began my career with Citroen/Peugeot in Newcastle though the apprenticeship scheme and served my time there for 4 years. I moved to Prestige Cars in Gateshead for 18 months before gaining more experienc...

Want to learn more about MOTs in Cumbria?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

 When is my MOT due?

Your next MOT due date will be stated on your last MOT test certificate. If you do not have your last test certificate to hand, you can check when your MOT is due by going to https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk and enter in your vehicle registration number. It will tell you when it was due (and also enable you to view its recent MOT history as well).

 How long does an MOT take in Cumbria?

Usually an MOT test in Cumbria takes on average around 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. During that time a certified MOT tester will be able to check all the required points on the government sanctioned checklist.

 How much is an MOT in Cumbria?

With ClickMechanic an MOT in Cumbria with collection & delivery costs £19 when booked together with a service (interim, full or major). When booked independently an MOT with collection & delivery through ClickMechanic costs £74. Pricing is the same regardless of location or type of vehicle.

 When does my MOT run out?

You can find out when your MOT runs out via your last MOT test certificate. It will state the date until when the last MOT was valid. Alternatively, if you do not have the test certificate or can't find it, you can use the government's MOT check service (www.check-mot.service.gov.uk). Just enter your vehicle's registration number there and the website will show when it is (or was) due.

 What does MOT stand for?

MOT stands for 'Ministry of Transport', so when we're talking about an 'MOT test' we're talking about a Ministry of Transport test. The test is a check to verify the condition of a vehicle, with any vehicle over 3 years old, 4 years in Northern Ireland, being legally required to have an MOT test carried out on a yearly basis. The MOT test is carried out at fixed premise garages that have a dedicated MOT bay and a qualified MOT tester.

 What happens if I'm caught driving without an MOT certificate?

Driving without an MOT certificate is not only dangerous to you and others on the road but you could also be fined up to £1000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT certificate.

Can Cumbria garages offer home collection and delivery for an MOT test?

Yes, many garages in Cumbria are able to offer collection and delivery for an MOT test. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for an MOT test in Cumbria.

What can cause an MOT fail?

There are many reasons why a vehicle can fail its MOT, the most common ones include:

Tyres: The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre and around its entire circumference.
Lights: All bulbs must be working.
Brakes: The vehicle must be able to stop in a safe and controlled manner.
Suspension: The suspension must be in good working order, with no excessive wear or damage.
Bodywork: There must be no major rusting, damage or sharp edges.
Mirrors: Both mirrors must be present and securely attached.
Windscreen: The windscreen must be free of cracks, chips or other damage.

 What should I do if my vehicle fails its MOT in Cumbria?

When your vehicle fails its MOT test in Cumbria, you'll be handed a ‘refusal of an MOT test certificate’ which will be permanently recorded in the database. This is the same across the country.

If your previous MOT test certificate is still valid and no 'dangerous' faults were recorded in the test then you can still take the vehicle away from the garage. Otherwise, you will need to repair the faults noted in the certificate before you can drive it again.

You can usually retest it for free at the original test centre as long as you return it before the next working day. You can also leave the vehicle for repairs at the garage. If the repairs are done within 10 days and the vehicle is retested within this period then you can do a partial retest which is free of cost.

 How often should I get an MOT test?

If your vehicle is more than three years old (four years old in Northern Ireland), you must have an MOT test every year.

Remember, an MOT test is a legal requirement and must be done before your previous MOT certificate expires.

Should I get an MOT and Service together in Cumbria?

Yes, it is advisable to service your at the same time as getting your MOT in Cumbria, as this can help in sorting any potential problems before they become a serious issue and help your vehicle pass its MOT, and it can also save you time and money in the long run.

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